It's time for some fun!
Come by our Grand Reopening Party on Sonoma Plaza. We've created a super space for wine and cheese tastings in the 1891 Pinelli Building, with locally made gifts like olive oils, cork hand bags (made in SF). We hope to rotate local vendor through our new back gift room.
We hope to share this space with our friends, members and the community in a convivial spirit. We all have so much to appreciate in our lives.
On Saturday Sept 9, come to our Sonoma location to pickup your wine, buy some wine, try some new wine and cheese. We love our members and hope to see as many as possible.
Can't make it to our celebration? The Sonoma shop is open now Thursday-Monday 12 to 6 pm (or a little sooner or later), so please come now or after!
Per ABC, Sonoma is a wine bar and over 21. Our neighboring shops, ice cream shop and courtyard are all ages.
We are opening the doors to our wine club cellar - tons of interesting wines. What memories will they invoke from 1997? 2001? 1989? Come have a taste of these 6 gems and let us know your thoughts! Stay tuned for details..
Price is $35 / Members just $22 a person. 21+ only.
Our intrepid Sebastopol chef Rick Vargas and our kitchen staff produce some of the finest dinners in Sonoma County. Our past 8 years here they have helped create the largest local wine and dine club in Sonoma, Napa or basically anywhere in California - we have almost 1500 area members just for Sebastopol location.
Good news is Polo, our main cook, will be on paternity leave. Starting Monday August 28th, several of our kitchen staff are taking a few weeks summer vacation - time for their families (and new births!). They deserve our thanks and this break.
While they are out, we will be reducing our Sebastopol hours, and limiting our menu during this time. Sunday brunch in Sebastopol will still be served 10am to 2pm. Sebastopol Thursday-Monday from 11-6pm for wine and cheese, and light fare like our Mediterranean plate.
Our Sonoma Plaza shop will be open serving wine and cheese from noon to 6 pm, Thursday through Monday.
Questions? Just call and we'll let you know what's what!
Olive Oil is one of the Mediterranean's true wonders. This rich unctuous liquid has amazing health benefits, tastes great, and enhances many many fantastic dishes. Just think what some freshly made egg pasta tastes drizzled with just a little fresh, extra virign olive oil & salt - simple yet succulent.
On Saturday August 26 (1-6pm) and Sunday August 27 (12-4pm), Susan Sasson will present olive oil from her Glen Ellen, CA orchard. Grown just a few miles from our Plaza shop - Come have a taste!
Sonoma Wine Shop is a wine bar and cheese and gift shop. Ages 21+.
Our neighboring shops include all ages - ice cream, chocolate, and more.
Meet Sebastopol author Michael Stuart Ani
Come celebrate with the author Sunday, July 23, from 2 to 4 pm. Michael Stuart Ani's 'The Ghost Dance' spans a lifetime, revealing the Mazatec people of Oaxaca Mexico, Desheto, the talking mushroom; the Yanamomi Tribe of the Amazon, and this Untold History of the Americas.
Centered around the mythology of Meso-America, the Ghost Dance suspends our normal senses, and delves into how native people commune with their ancestors. Mexico's Day of the Dead is a modern celebration of this very ancient tradition.
A whole set of intriguing stories and phenomenal photographs can be found at Michael's new website and blog. Click the book or this link to experience just a bit more of Michael's psychotropic twinkle.
To help celebrate Michael's book launch, our club is serving complementary sparkling wine and light appetizers. Stay afterwards for dinner - we'll definitely have Peruvian Seafood stew on the menu
Come dine with Parisian trained chef Rick Vargas. This Friday, July 14.
Call 707-827-1832 to reserve your table.
Enjoy a fantastic meal this Friday at La Bodega. Parisian trained Chef Rick Vargas has prepared a superior meal. We are pairing with wonderful local wines honoring the French tradition. Meekk is preparing profiteroles to finish off your meal.
Members - just $65 all inclusive - wine, tax and service.
Another in long line of Sebastopol community dinners at La Bodega
Manus Monroe has led our Seder for many years, always informative and entertaining.
Gale Kissin has a wonderful passion for traditional music and leads the music tonight.
A huge family style feast celebrates Passover, with many traditional delights.
Call soon to Reserve your seat - 707-827-1832
(On Monday April 10, Traditional 1st Day of Passover, we will serve this same menu, sans service)
We are serving all evening this wonderful traditional 1st Night of Passover meal. Enjoy a quiet evening meal and share in the history and culture - ALL are Welcome.
Monday's dinner has seating from 5:30 pm til 9:00 pm. Dining is family style -please pass the matzos. Vegetarian and Vegans are very welcome!
(Friday April 14 dinner will also include Seder service led by Manus Monroe, and song led by Gail Kissin)
We're creating a beautiful evening together in Sebastopol.
Rick has created a super Christmastime menu, shared family style for a true feast!
Come dine together, and share your presence - one's most valuable gift.
Call soon to reserve your seat! 707-827-1832
We're inviting all our members to bring their kids, grandkids, and never-too-young-to-be-a-kid to Sonoma for a holiday afternoon treat.
This afternoon, everyone is invited to decorate gingerbread and dreidel sugar cookies. This year's holiday of Chanukah officially starts on Christmas Eve. What better time to share in each other's holiday with sugar & all natural food coloring!
We've baked the cookies - just decorate and eat!
For inspiration - Check out what Etsy shops are baking by hand....
Meekk, Rick & our team have created an evening to celebrate the Festival of the Lights. These are always a super fun evening. Latkes, dreidel, sufganiyot (jelly donuts) and chocolate gelt are part of the family experience.
We'll share some fun Chanukah videos too!
Yes, we've schedule Chanukah dinner slightly different this year to allow our various members to celebrate all the different holiday events.
Besides its symbolic and you can eat more latkes this way anyway!)
Please call and reserve your family and friends seat at the table.
Time To Gather Together!
Sonoma Members & the Public - drop in this Saturday Dec 17 for one of our irregular Wine Pickup Parties. Meekk & Rick have created a fun afternoon - hosted by Vanessa, Sandra, Alfredo, Ana and Ken. Drop in for some super appetizers, taste some awesome wines, and members save 20% off any wine purchased that day in Sonoma.
Lots of wine, food, and a fun-loving crowd makes Sonoma Wine Shop into the warm, cozy spot on Sonoma Plaza!
Saturday Dec 17 - 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Appetizers & Wine Tasting
(3 free tastes max per person please)
Aged Humboldt Fog Pear tartlet- Taste of Sparkling Wine
Organic Cauliflower Lasagna bites - Taste of Longboard Chardonnay or Tonti Zinfandel
Mt Tam on crostini - Taste of Harvest View Optical Illusion
Free Appetizers - Glasses of wine sale just $7-$10
All Wine IN Stock 20% OFF for Members
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Our chef Rick Vargas has created a spectacular 6 course meal, and then paired it with Seebass Wines. There is so much to appreciate and enjoy - using local organic eggs, wild mushrooms from California; imported French truffles; wild alaskan salmon. And there will be more with Rick's mixed grill, and finished with Meekk's famous dessert platter.
SWS Members pay just $60 for dinner and just $20 more for the wine pairing flight. Public is invited too - $75 for dinner plus $30 for the wine pairing. (Tax and Tip is not included)
Scott Willoughby of Seebass will be joining us this evening, discussing his vineyards and their passion for great wine. Scott is growing fantastic fruit in Mendocino and has teamed up with HDV winery in Napa (managed by Aubert de Villaine of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti fame) . This combination produces fantastic wines year after year. Together a truly balanced approach is found - California fruit with French deft touch in winemaking.
Call us to reserve your table at 707-827-1832
Using 2 hands makes the work go faster. 2 hands pressed together means Namaste in Nepal.
Our good friends from Nepal are working hard AND joining hands together to help villagers back home. Ang Sherpa, our Sonoma Team Leader, is organizing our fundraiser in Sonoma. Chhiring Sherpa & Nima Sherpa of The Himalayan Sherpa Kitchen of St. Helena and the Himalayan Sherpa Club of Sonoma are helping with appetizers and volunteers.
Local owners Meekk & Bryan support the efforts of the Nepalese to rebuild their country.
100% of all proceeds will go into these remote villages who desperately are recovering from massive earthquakes. Over 1,000,000 people lost their homes and need our help now. Sindhupalchowk is the area chosen by Rajesh - over 350,000 people normally live there in many small villages. It was very hard hit and needs outside help.
Khumbu is the Mt. Everest district supported by Ang Sherpa. The several small villages are home to the Sherpa people, and a popular tourist region. Many villages were hit hard by the quake and are struggling to stabilize before winter.
Buy your tickets at Eventbrite. Come to the event to enjoy traditional foods, sparkling wine and a great fundraiser . Help lend 2 hands!
Come support the needed changes to end prohibition. 18 speakers on important topics. Come socialize starting at noon, with panels starting at 2:00 pm.
Find out MUCH more at http://scgalliance.com/events
A great fun family style event is planned. please check back soon for the final menu!
Members - just $45 for this great Family styled meal. We're setting up for a great feast to share with everyone !
Uncle Joe is coming - let's all sit around the table and make sure to pass him some mashed potatoes! Rick is putting last minute touches on Christmas Eve's family menu - we can hint: antipasti, pumpkin soup, pomegranate salad. Just for starters! Then ham, beef, sausage and more. Vegan tamales, special vegan squash roulade. Sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, scalloped potatoes ... and more. Did we mention Meekk's desserts? Ok, that's more than just a hint. The menu is posted below (subject to the whims of the chef) but, really folks, please call soon to reserve your room at the table, fill up the dinner club chairs and sit back. We'll fill up the tables with a feast. Served family style. Starting 4:00 pm on Wed Dec 24th. (Yes we are open on a Wednesday!) 707-827-1832
On Friday, Dec 19th, we will have a warm, candlelit dinner starting at 6:30 pm.
We will be serving a fantastic 3 course meal, or chose from our ala carte menu. A very short service will be led by Manus Monroe. Call to reserve your spot at the table at 707-827-1832.
These community dinners are always warm, caring, sharing events. All are welcome to share in the traditions and culture.
Beat the Rush and get some Juice!
Now going on! Members - pick up or call in any additional order for 20% off - get 25% off for 12 bottles, mix or match.
Which wines? ANY WINES we have in stock!
For Christmas, we love Big Cabernet or Zinfandel for a roast beef carving feast. For turkey, we love Pinot Noir or Viognier or rich Chardonnay.
For Chanukah, we go crisp and fruity white like 200 case production Paso Robles Grenache Blanc for your latkes ($17 less 20% = just $13.60 a bottle).
For New Years, we are stocked with the house awesome sparkling for just $9.60 a bottle with your discount! We have an amazing, smokey deep red sparkling Zinfandel for $23.20 with your member's discount.
Call us to discuss your order and we'll make up a nice box of juice for your family, friends and neighbors (they often call us to ask when we are shipping you more wine).
Complimentary gift cards from artist Gus diZerega.
Club member special low cost shipping rates still apply - we pack ourselves and have special UPS rates so we are less than most wineries. No sales tax out of state. California members ask us for our special shipping offer.
Please order well before the UPS cutoff of Dec 15th if you want wines before Christmas. Note there are no shipping guarantees. If the weather gets too cold, we may need to hold orders until it is safe to ship. We can offer reasonable prices on 2 day air from our UPS contract - please ask and we'll quote.
*Small Print - Discount only applies to extra orders - not standing club orders. No delivery times are guaranteed but we will do our best. Have a Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Happy New Year 2015, and yes its almost another whole year!
In Sebastopol - Our yearly member's free potluck is coming. Thursday Nov 27 -Doors open at 11:00 - ending 9:00 pm (we hope!)
We provide turkey, ham and vegan roast. Everyone brings the rest!
All of our staff has the day off, so its just Meekk and Bryan are opening the Sebastopol doors for members, friends, family and the community. No RSVP needed. Please bring just about ANYTHING you would like to share - and ANYONE you wish to share it with.
Call Meekk at 707-827-1832 for any questions. But feel free to just come as you are with any dish you wish to share.
This is the 10th year we've had our potluck - it started in Sonoma but moved to Sebastopol given the larger dining area (and awesome dishwasher!)
We will sell bottles of wine and champagne for the thirsty. Laurier sparkling will be poured. $55 for our French Gonet-Medville Brut for the truly thirsty. Lots of other wines available - a few by the glass but hey, sharing a bottle is more fun!
Feel free to volunteer to help set out the food, clear the tables, run the dishwasher (please don't forget to heat up the water first!)
(And don't forget the wine sale starting on Friday. We may take some pre-orders...)
See you all soon!